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Strand Of Oaks’ Harder Love Is A Glimpse Of What Hard Love Could Have Been

Almost exactly 11 months ago today, Tim Showalter released his fifth album under his moniker Strand Of Oaks, Hard Love. After the breakthrough and acclaim…
Ryan Leas | January 19, 2018 - 11:24 am

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Dolores O’Riordan’s Voice Was An Unmistakable Light In The Time Of Grunge

The Cranberries were a more-than-competent alt-rock band who put together some good records, some great hits, and a few songs from after the fuss died…
Dan Weiss | January 15, 2018 - 6:30 pm

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Remember When Justin Timberlake Was Good?

"If you know what's good!" It's supposed to be an exhortation, a call to the dancefloor. But that line, the first from Justin Timberlake's new…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2018 - 12:34 pm

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Where The Fuck Are All The Bands? Thoughts On The 2018 Coachella Poster

Shortly after Coachella shared its 2018 festival lineup, the one festival lineup to rule them all, the former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson tweeted this:…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2018 - 12:31 pm

Interview

That Grand Sense Of Melancholy: David Bazan On Resurrecting Pedro The Lion

From the outside, nothing in David Bazan’s world seems out of the ordinary. On a chilly December evening in a nicely generic and antiseptic-smelling…
Robert Ham | December 27, 2017 - 12:20 pm

2017 In Review

How Musicians Turned To Their Mothers During A Destabilizing Year

One of the most disarming moments in a sea of disarming moments on Frank Ocean's 2016 album Blonde comes four tracks in, after the haze…
Sasha Geffen | December 26, 2017 - 1:52 pm

2017 In Review

The Year In Musicians Antagonizing The Media

The President of the United States logged onto Twitter last week to declare journalists "a stain on America!" As has become increasingly common in 2017,…
Chris DeVille | December 21, 2017 - 1:30 pm

2017 In Review

The New Old Guard: The Return (And State Of) ’00s Indie In 2017

By the end of 2016, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by what had occurred in the music world. The major releases had arrived furiously,…
Ryan Leas | December 20, 2017 - 9:40 am

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Rabit & House Of Kenzo Bring The Club To The Festival At Day For Night

The festival experience can often feel static and uninspired, sort of like screaming into the void if the void was a bunch of people waiting…
James Rettig | December 19, 2017 - 12:12 pm

2017 In Review

The Year In Viral Success Stories: The Good, The Bhad, & The Buzzy

The fidget spinner may very well be the emblem of 2017: an omnipresent commercial object meant to relieve stress. It didn’t take long for the…
Julia Gray | December 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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Searching For The Meaning Of Christmas At The Lil Uzi Vert Show

I spent the year learning the fragility of my own body. At any point in the last 11 months, I could have been gunned down…
Pranav Trewn | December 18, 2017 - 10:10 am

2017 In Review

Like Everything Else, Music Videos Turned Millennial Pink In 2017

Apparently, pop culture can now assign an entire generation their own color. "Millennial Pink" has supposedly been on the rise for the past few years,…
Margaret Farrell | December 14, 2017 - 9:25 am

2017 In Review

The Year Of Exposing Abusers

Most people who work in media will tell you that it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the number of harassment, assault, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 6, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Animal Collective Unleash Their Inner Children At Sung Tongs Show In Queens

Animal Collective lead an ardent following -- a community bolstered by active subreddits and fan forums dedicated to celebrating, documenting, and theorizing the Baltimore experimentalists…
Julia Gray | December 3, 2017 - 8:25 pm

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St. Vincent Brings Pop Art Plasticity To Brooklyn

Ever since we were first introduced to Annie Clark's brilliant new St. Vincent album MASSEDUCTION, there have been a few defining characteristics that drew a…
Ryan Leas | December 3, 2017 - 2:36 pm
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